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Learn to Collect and Preserve Your Family History


genealogy resources

By Kathy Richardson, Assistant Branch Manager, George Mason Regional Library

A Memorable Event

Washington Conservation Guild logoDo you want to capture your family stories but don't know where to start? Join FCPL virtually Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. as a speaker from the Washington Conservation Guild presents a lecture on collecting oral histories — explaining how to set the stage, select stories to record, and create and save recordings. Click here to learn more and register to receive an invitation to the online Zoom event.

Family History Resources at Your Library

FCPL offers many year-round preservation and genealogy resources, too. Use Memory Depots to digitize VHS and cassette tapes, photos, slides, and much more, and search databases and websites for family information — all for free with your library card. 

Virtual Author Event: The Color of Law

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., meet Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, an account of how U.S. government policy promoted and enforced residential racial segregation.

Fairfax Virtual Assistant